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Coulee Dam voters will get a drop box Coulee Dam residents can look for ballot drop boxes to placed in town in the near future. Douglas County Auditor Thad Duvall visited the Coulee Dam Town Council Wednesday to explain that the county needs a place...

 
 By Fred Netzel    Opinion    August 16, 2017 

Candidate Netzel introduces himself

My Thanks to Star Publisher Scott Hunter for this opportunity to write to all of you as I begin my campaign for a seat on the Coulee Dam Town Council. From the beginning, Scott has supported and encouraged local citizens to improve our greater Grand...

 

"Run the Dam" will be offered during festival

As fall approaches, minds turn to “back to school” time and the area’s big Harvest Festival, Sept. 15-17. One of the more popular features of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s Harvest Festival may be the “Run the Dam”...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting at noon, this Thursday at La Presa Mexican Restaurant. Coulee Creators Meet Coulee Creators meet every Tuesday 1-4 p.m. Beginning this week, sew-ins will be held 7–10...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 8/8 - A man told police that someone had attempted to break into his apartment on Continental Heights. Officers could not find evidence to support the claim. 8/9 - Police noticed activity at a house on West Grand Coulee Avenue...

 

Things to do in the coulee

Wednesday, August 16 • Wednesday Market, North Dam Park, 4-8 p.m. • Karaoke, Grand Coulee Hi Dam Tavern Friday, August 18 • Solar Eclipse Training, Grand Coulee Library, 10:30 a.m. • Skins & Skulls presentation - Grand Coulee Dam Visitor...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 9, 2017

Where's the smoke from?

A number of fires are burning in the Pacific Northwest and in British Columbia, the smoke from which has found its way to our area, and all over Washington, and is unhealthy to breathe. Over 100 fires are reported as burning in British Columbia,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 9, 2017

News briefs

Bank collecting school supplies, donations The Grand Coulee branch of North Cascades Bank is collecting backpacks and school supplies for local children in need. Cash donations are also being collected and will be used to purchase supplies. All...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 9, 2017

Study lists needs of school district

The Grand Coulee Dam School District’s new “Study and Survey” is on its way to the state superintendent’s office. The document was prepared by Design West, the district’s architectural firm, and is an overview of the district and its...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    August 9, 2017

Back to Mayberry

There was a time, not so long ago, when neighbors helped each other out. They loaned tools, kept an eye on each other’s property and kids, and came over for neighborhood barbecues. The Andy Griffith Show depicted everyday small town life, a...

 

Open Letter to the Tribal Council

I am an Okanogan Indian and a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. I am so disappointed in your name choice; I must re-remind you of your history and that we are not 12 tribes; we are but 10 bands of one tribe. The name...

 

Skins, skulls and kids

Amy Miller and Nicolas Robertson of the National Park Service present skulls and skins to children at the Grand Coulee Library on Monday. The pair displayed furs from two beavers, a river otter, a...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/26 - A delivery person who had turned into the Bureau of Reclamation administrative area was escorted by security personnel to the correct delivery location. Police were called to stand by. 7/31 - A man on Mead Avenue told...

 

Meetings & Notices

CHAMBER TO MEET The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting at noon, this Thursday at La Presa Mexican Restaurant. General business is on the agenda. COULEE CREATORS MEET Coulee Creators meet every Tuesday 1-4 p.m. On Monday, August...

 

Calling all High School Cheerleaders

Tryouts for LRHS Football Cheerleading will begin on Wednesday, August 16 in the Art Room at 9 a.m. Candidates are reminded to have current paperwork and physicals to participate in tryouts. Forms can be found in school and district offices or on...

 

Legal Notices for August 9, 2017

Grant County Fire District 14 NOTICE OF POSITION OPENING Grant County Fire District #14 is in need of filing the Commissioner No. 2 position. Anyone interested in this position living within the District boundaries, and not within the city limits of...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 2, 2017

Where's the smoke from?

A number of fires are burning in the Pacific Northwest and in British Columbia, the smoke of which has found its way to our area, and all over Washington, and is unhealthy to breathe. Over 100 fires...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 2, 2017

Rockin' the Coulee project reflects national rock art trend

The latest craze in the coulee is painting rocks and placing them around the community. Two Facebook group pages titled "Rockin' the Coulee" and "Grand Coulee Rocks" advocate for people to paint rocks...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 2, 2017

Free food an extra benefit at the local senior center

The Senior Meals program offers free food to anyone at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center. The food is received through Second Harvest from the local Safeway, as well as from Spokane, and from anyone...

 

Newsbriefs

Sanity sighted in U.S. Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) Tuesday released the following statement: “This committee will hold hearings...

 
 By Lori Powell    Opinion    August 2, 2017

Magnificent dam is missing an important piece

Grand Coulee, Washington. What a beautiful place to call home. I had never heard of this small town before I relocated here two years ago. Since I’ve been here I have seen so many beautiful sights, but nothing has compared to the creation built,...

 

Sixty-eight Years Ago

Repairing eroded spots on the face of the spillway at Grand Coulee Dam. Like a dentist filling a tooth, workmen are busy concreting the eroded spots caused by the spring and summer overflow sweeping...

 

Lionel R. Levac

Lionel "Leo" R. Levac, 94, passed away peacefully at Coulee Medical Center, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, ending a courageous one-year effort to combat cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. Born t...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting at noon, this Thursday at La Presa Mexican Restaurant. Valerie Cochran, the new public relations manager from Jess Ford, will be the speaker. Wenatchee Valley Erratics...

 

Former superintendent responds to retired custodian

Issues raised by retired custodian Ray Wells before the Grand Coulee Dam School District board were largely part of his job description and were misdirected, former school superintendent Dennis Carlson stated. Wells had appeared before the school...

 

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